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VHP to Launch Nationwide Campaign To 'Bridge' Caste Divide In Hindu Society

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

It will carry out an extensive public contact programme to reach out to the people belonging to various castes with the message that "all Hindus are one".

Sibal Writes To Authorities In UP, Uttarakhand; Seeks Preventive Measures At Proposed 'Dharam Sansad' Events

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

On behalf of the petitioners in the hate speeches case in Supreme Court, Sibal wrote to the district magistrates of Aligarh and Haridwar urging them to take preventive measures including imposition of Section 144 to prevent holding of such events.


Total COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Given In India Crosses 155.28 Crores

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night.

COVID-19: Delhi Sees 17-Fold Rise In Number Of Containment Zones Since January 1

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

"Every district magistrate (DM) has to assess the situation in the area. At times, even if there is a single case in a household, the DMs declare it a containment zone if there is a high rate of infection in that area," said a senior government official.


CBI A Specialised Agency, Won't Be Affected By Court Observations Against Deshmukh: Delhi HC

The CBI had started a PE on the orders of the Bombay High Court which had issued the direction while hearing a public interest litigation on allegations of corruption against Deshmukh.

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13 January, 2022

Delhi HC Admits M J Akbar's Appeal Against Acquittal Of Priya Ramani In Defamation Case

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The court had said it was shameful that crimes against women are taking place in a country where mega epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana were written about respecting them.


13 January, 2022

Failure Of Builder To Obtain Occupation Certificate Is Deficiency In Service: SC

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The NCDRC had dismissed the complaint on the ground that it was barred by limitation and that it was not maintainable since it was in the nature of a recovery proceeding and not a consumer dispute.


13 January, 2022

David Alrich On Everything That 'Shane' The Documentary Is About

Lachmi Deb Roy

In an interview with Outlook, director and producer of the documentary, 'Shane', David Alrich mentions that Shane Warne doesn’t hide from his personal stories because he knows that’s what made him so special.


13 January, 2022

India Open Badminton: PV Sindhu Advances, Malvika Bansod Knocks Idol Saina Nehwal Out

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Former champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal suffered a 17-21 9-21 straight-game loss to her 20-year-old compatriot Malvika Bansod. Malvika, ranked 111th, took 34 minutes to see off the former world number 1.


13 January, 2022

Goa Elections 2022 | Sharad Pawar Likely To Test MVA Formula On Ground

Haima Deshpande

NCP chief Sharad Pawar plans to take the MVA winning formula to Goa and pitch for a stable government there.


13 January, 2022

Mukesh Verma Latest MLA To Quit BJP Ahead Of UP Elections, Here Are The Others

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With brimming electoral zeal in Uttar Pradesh, political equations get rejigged with prominent leaders and MLAs resigning from BJP, one after the other. On the other hand, experts say these politicians have slim chances of winning even in their home constituencies.


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13 January, 2022

India Open 2022: Malvika Bansod Knocks Out Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu Sails Into Quarterfinals

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Ranked 111, Malvika Bansod beat Saina Nehwal 21-17, 21-9 while top seed PV Sindhu thrashed fellow Indian Ira Sharma 21-10, 21-10 in the India Open 2022. HS Prannoy got a walkover after his opponent tested COVID positive.


13 January, 2022

Cong Releases First List Of Candidates For UP Polls, Fields Unnao Rape Victim's Mother

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Asha worker and activist Poonam Pandey, who fought for the rights of Asha workers has been fielded from Shahjahanpur and Ram Raj Gond, a tribal leader who fought for the rights of Adivasis in Sonbhadra, has been fielded from the Ponga constituency in the state.


13 January, 2022

Arbitration Can Be Set Aside Only If Award Is Against Public Policy Of India: SC

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A bench of Justices M R Shah and B V Nagarathna said the award can be set aside under the Arbitration Act, if it is found to be contrary to the fundamental policy of Indian Law, interest of country, justice or morality or if it is patently illegal.


13 January, 2022

Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Highest In 216 Days

Outlook Web Desk

The country saw a single day jump of 620 cases of the Omicron variant, the highest so far, taking the total tally of such cases to 5,488, out of which 2,162 people have recovered or migrated so far.


13 January, 2022

JNU To Hold Admissions Through CUET From 22-23; Teachers', Students' Unions Oppose

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The decision was "overwhelmingly endorsed" by the members of Academic Council at its meeting, according to a statement issued by Jayant K Tripathi, the Director of Admissions.


13 January, 2022

Govt Asks BARC To Release News Ratings With Immediate Effect

Outlook Web Desk

This comes after over a year of suspension of television news ratings following the controversy surrounding the alleged TRP (television rating points) scam which came to the fore in October 2020.


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13 January, 2022

Delhi Logs 27,561 Cases, Second Highest Daily Rise So Far

Outlook Web Desk

According to government data, the city's positivity rate has increased to 26.22 per cent, the highest since May 4 when it was at 26.7 per cent.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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